Michael Knowles, a conservative commentator and practicing Catholic, has been barred from speaking at the University of St. Thomas (UST) in St. Paul, Minn., for his views on transgender ideology.
In March the UST College Republicans had sought to invite Knowles for a speaking engagement on campus, but the group says university administrators explicitly prevented them from hosting the event.
“The justification for this decision comes from the University’s ‘Event Approval Policy’ that says the University can prohibit any speaker from coming to campus that they determine to violate the St. Thomas Conviction Statements,” according to a Wednesday press release from the conservative campus group.
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“After they conducted a ‘review’ of Mr. Knowles’ online content, it was determined that comments Mr. Knowles has made about the transgender community violate the University’s commitment to ‘dignity’ and ‘diversity,’” the press release adds.
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